Clive Davis Biography
Clive Davis (Full name- Clive Jay Davis) is an American record producer, A&R executive and music industry executive who was born on April 4, 1932, New York City, New York, U.S. Clive Davis is an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer and has won five Grammy Awards.
Clive Davis was the Columbia Records’ president from 1967 to 1973. Until founding J Records, he was the founder and president of Arista Records from 1975 through 2000. Davis was the chairman and CEO of the RCA Music Group (including RCA Records, Arista Records and J Records), chairman and CEO of J Records, and chairman and CEO of BMG North America in the period between 2002 and April 2008.
It was Clive Davis who hired Tony Orlando, a young recording artist, for Columbia in 1967, among other many signings that achieved superstar status. These were the likes of Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Janis Joplin, Laura Nyro, Santana, Chicago, Blood, Pink Floyd, Sweat & Tears, Loggins & Messina, Ace Of Base, Aerosmith, and Westlife. Whitney Houston’s and Barry Manilow’s success is also attributed to Clive Davis.
Clive Davis Family
Clive Davis was born in a Jewish family to Herman Davis, an electrician and salesman, and his mother was Florence Davis. His parents died when he was still a teenager leaving him an orphan and with no means. He therefore, moved to Bayside, Queens, New York City, New York, to live with his married older sister.
Clive Davis Wife | Divorce | Children | Son
Clive Davis got married to Helen Cohen 1956, he divorced in 1965. He then got married to Janet Adelberg in the same year 1965 and divorced in 1985. Davis is father to four children. The eldest, Fred, was born in 1960, then Lauren, born 1962, Mitchell 1970, and music executive and sports agent Doug Davis, born 1974. He is also grandfather to seven.
Clive Davis Age | Height
Davis was born on April 4, 1932, New York City, New York. He was orphaned at the age as a teenager and therefore had to move in with his married older sister. Clive Davis is 87 years old as of 2019.
Clive Davis Net Worth
Davis has earned enormous amounts of income over the years from his career spanning almost 60 years. He was the chief creative officer of Sony Music Entertainment as of 2018. Clive Davis has an estimated net worth of $850 million.
Clive Davis Nyu | Institute Of Recorded Music
Clive Davis attended New York University (NYU) College of Arts and Science on a full scholarship where he graduated magna cum laude, with a degree in Political science and Phi Beta Kappa in 1953. The recorded music division of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts is named the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, after the great alumnus of NYU, Clive Davis.
Clive Davis The Soundtrack Of Our Lives
This is a documentary directed by Chris Perkel on the life and career of Clive Davis. The documentary opened in the Tribeca Film Festival in 2017, with a screening and a concert at Radio City Music Hall.
Clive Davis Grammy Awards
- Best R&B Album – Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Hudson, 2009.
- Best Pop Vocal Album – Breakaway, Kelly Clarkson, 2006.
- Album of the Year – Supernatural, Santana, 2000.
- Best Rock Album – Supernatural, Santana, 2000.
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New York, NY 10022
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Clive Davis began his career as a lawyer before getting a job at Columbia Records where he eventually became its president. He is for signing Aerosmith, Janis Joplin, and others to the label. Davis mentored Whitney Houston and Barry Manilow. He founded Arista Records in 1974 and later created J Records in 2000. Currently, Davis works as the chief creative officer for Sony Music.